Dealing with Endometriosis and PCOS ** PLEASE READ

Christina - posted on 10/12/2009 ( 156 moms have responded )

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I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries disease, endometriosis and PCOS. I am now pregnant hoping that I do not miscarry again =( Any guidance. We have been trying to get pregnant and I have miscarried 1 time before. Dr's tell me woman that have endometriosis cannot have children. I would like to hear from woman who actually have gone through this not text book Dr's. We want 1 more baby!

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Katrina - posted on 04/22/2012

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My name is Katrina McRae. I also have the disease and i have had 2 stillbirths/7 miscarriages. i am currently pregnant with a little boy who started off as a twin but that fraternal twin died and he lived.. i am 31wks. my body has been trying and trying to abort him. it's hard being in our position. people think we fake our pregnancy because most of us don't even look pregnant.but we are and we can. i say this to you DO NOT GIVE UP FAITH IN GOD. i use to be so depressed as if i am always going to be stripped of being a mother but there are ways for us to be a mother even after a baby loss. i was told the same thing you were told but im 31 wks pregnant. Dr. can say what we can't have but God says another. keep trying. excerise, eat salads, cranberries salads are the best, drink plenty of water, and pray pray pray. if you want to know more and want to use my testimony as a step of hope which i want you to know that you are not alone at all in this then contact me at miamivillephotography@gmail.com. we all have to stick together in this battle. we are each others support. plus it would feel good to be in contact with women like me.:) you will have a baby! keep trying and pray.

Jennifer - posted on 10/19/2009

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I had a hysterectomy because of endometriosis in 2007..........but that was after I had 4 children and 2 miscarriages.

Christina - posted on 06/26/2013

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I wanted to post to all that subscribed to this posting. That my husband and I were able to conceive and although it was the roughest pregnancies EVER we had a healthy son who is now 2 years old!
Thank you to everyone for your stories and advise it was truly appreciated!

I decided to get my tubes tied as this was to hard of a pregnancy to do it again. We just wanted 1 more and now are happy to have 3 boys ;)

Meagan - posted on 10/21/2009

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I was diagnosed with endometriosis and was told it would take in-vetro fertilization to get pregnant. I just recently gave birth to our THIRD child, all conceived on our own and all 3 girls were healthy pregnancies. My OBGYN said endo tends to go into a dormant stage if you get pregnant and you may not have any further problems from it.

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Katrina - posted on 10/27/2009

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I have pretty severe endometriosis and have had four children, but one resulted in a miscarriage. I had to take prometrium is the beginning of my pregnancy because my body doesn't make enough progesterone and I needed help. Talk to your doc about the medicine, some say it doesn't work, but I used it for two pregnancies and it worked for me.

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Hi darling,after my forth bub I was sad to have doctors tell me I had endometriosis,they were saying your blessed to have your babies and that will be it for you,just over a year and I started feeling nautious and couldnt hold water down in the mornings,I told my husband I know what they have said but I feel pregnant,sure enough I went down the chemist and took a preg test and positive.When I went for ultrasound was already 13 weeks,We were shocked and over the moon to find out! with bleeding on and off with pain at the start of the pregnancy I was really worried but decreased and we now have a perfect little girl ella-rose,and am happy to say that the endo has actually cleared up! all the best x...

Corey - posted on 10/21/2009

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i have severe endometriosis. i have had so many problems with my periods and all the like. but, thank god, i was told i am extremely furtile. i had no problems getting pregnant, and now have a 4 1/2 month old son. i plan to have a huge family of like 6 or 7 kids, so you should plan your life and try again to have a baby! dont let endo. and pcos control how many children you want, just try to have biweekly dr appts and do all that you can to make sure your baby is growing healthy and you do not have cysts on your ovaries, and let nature take its course! i wish you good luck with everything, and i hope you have your little one!!

Kelly - posted on 10/20/2009

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I have PCOS and was told I would never have children. I miscarried the first child, and then, through fertility, had my first child in 2000. I then got pregnant on my own 3 more times without any help. I am now a very happy mother of 3 girls who were all not suppose to be. I did have problems carrying the first 2 but the last one made it all the way to 38 weeks! Don't let anyone discourage you! Miracles happen every day! I know I have three!

Meredith - posted on 10/20/2009

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I, like many of the moms on here, was told that if I was not pregnant by the time I was 25 I would not be able to have children due to my eno. Due to the fact that I was not pregnant by the time I was 25, I was actually looking in to adoption when I found out I was pregnant with my first child (now 7). Once you become pregnant, there is a great increase of your chance of you becoming pregnant again. After your surgery, I am assuming laproscopy, you should be "clean". The difficult part of having endo is getting pregnant. If you are already preggers, there should not be any complications due to the endo. I too just recently had a m/c on 9/22. I had a laproscopic on 6/8 becasue we thought my tubes were blocked agan from the endo. My doctors are saying that one has nothing to do with the other and more then likely (90%) it was just bad transference of genes. Stay positive - you will be holding your beautiful baby soon. :)

Rhonda - posted on 10/20/2009

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I had endometriosis also. i have three children. i had 2 miscarriages. but my doctor told me it didnt have anything to do with the endometriosis. i think it did. i was 9 weeks along when i miscarried both times! It took me 6 years to get pregnant with my first on and another 6 years to get pregnant with the 2nd and only 6months with the third! i had a total hysterectomy 6 years ago. i was 36 at the time. but i feel soooo much better. there was only 1 week of the month i felt good. no more low back pain! Endometriosis is hereditary. My mom was 32 when she had her Hysterectomy and my sister had one a couple years ago and she had it too! I have a cousin who had it and she could never have kids. I pray my daughter doesnt have it . but the odds are against her! i dont know that doctors think it is. good luck too you on getting pregnant again! and when you are done having your family consider having a hysterectomy you will feel so much better!

Kat - posted on 10/19/2009

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I have a friend who had the same thing. At first she could not even get pregnant. She just figured that she would not ever enjoy the feeling of being pregnant and the miracle of birth. To add insult to injury, she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and had to go through some harsh treatments. I think it may have been a year after that, she became pregnant and now has a big, handsome young man. Do not give up, and don't take what the Dr. said as the truth. They go by textbook treatments and prognosis, they can not predict somethings and do not have control over many. There are instances where they have no answers, but try to give us something without good explanations and expect us to just deal with it because they wear a white coat.

Dawn - posted on 10/19/2009

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Please note that Doctors do not know everything.

I have had polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and adhesions since I was about 16. I am now 43. I had 3 children in my teens into early 20s. During the pregnancy of my 3rd child I had an ectopic pregnancy that was actually an ovarian cyst. It ruptured just before surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy began. My son- now 20- was indeed not where he was supposed to be but the embryo implanted just far enough into the uterus that he was able to go to 35.5 weeks. I did lose one ovary in all of that. I was told after several surgeries for the endometriosis and adhesions that I would never conceive naturally and that I would most likely not carry to term.

Please note I will now tell you that I did conceive naturally and although they did not go to term, they got close enough and I gave birth to 6 children. The youngest is about to turn 11. I did miscarry twins- at separate times- between baby 4 and baby 5 which the docs tell me was because of the probs like yours. I spent a lot of time praying, staying active and drinking TONS of water to stay hydrated to reduce risk of pre-term labor.

Hang in there... lots of us with those "female problems" have had children after being told we couldn't.

Siobhan - posted on 10/19/2009

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i was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 19/20. made me desperate to have a baby. had first when i was 23 and endometriosis disappeared. had 2nd child two and a half years later and back came the endometriosis after baby 2. still managed to go on and have baby 3 and baby 4 so dont fret. must say i got to stage more than once where i had to put my faith in god or the universe ior whoever and say if im meant to have one im meant to have one. thankfully i did. also think there are a lot of connections with food and endometriosis. have you tried kinesiology or dietician.best of luck to you

Joanne - posted on 10/19/2009

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I had endometreosis too, and was told it would be hard to have children, i rarely even got periods... I had laser surgery to get rid of it and 6 months later fell pregnant. I now have a 9 month old beautiful baby girl.. Don't give up hope..

Jennifer - posted on 10/19/2009

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I was diagnosed with Endo as well, although I don't think I have/had PCOS. After 9 1/2 years of trying we just about gave up, but low and behold we got pregnant with our first baby. Then 5 years later I had another. Both pregnancies were very normal without complications. And now I have 2 wonderful boys 10 & 5 yrs old. I pray you will have the same sort of blessings bestowed upon you. Be patient and RELAX.

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Quoting Christina:

 Dr's tell me woman that have endometriosis cannot have children. I would like to hear from woman who actually have gone through this not text book Dr's. We want 1 more baby!



This is not necessarily true.  The doctor told me that it is very difficult for people who have endometriosis and have never been pregnant or only been pregnant once to get get pregnant.



Here is the list of people I know with endometriosis and their outcome:



Me:  Have  2 children (one miscarriage in-between)



Sister:  Never able to have children.



Sister:  Had one child no problem.  Had a terrible time getting pregnant with the second (ended up getting pregnant via in vitro).  Then the third "miracle child" came along when they weren't even trying.



Friend:  Unable to get pregnant for a long time.  Ended up adopting a little girl.  Then she ended up being able to get pregnant (twice) and now has two more children.



I hope that helps.

Theda - posted on 10/19/2009

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My daughter and I both had Endometriosis. I was fortunate to have 2 children before I was diagnosed. My daughter was diagnosed at nineteen. She had her first child at 17 but her and her husband wanted more children. The doctor's told her that her chances of having another child was very slim. With God's blessing she did have another beautiful little boy at the age of 22. He will be 9 in Dec. She had to have a hysterectomy at 23. In addition to the endometriosis, she also had large cysts. Good luck and my prayers are with you and your husband. I hope this helps.

Kirstie - posted on 10/18/2009

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I have had Endometriosis since I was 11. I am now 31 I was also told I could never have any children I now have 3. I have had 12 laproscapies, I was put onto clomid a fertility tablet. I was able to get pregnant using this. I had a lot of miscarrages I was not on clomid when i miscarried. I found that eating right, light exercises and plenty of rest helped me to stay pregnant. Just take care of yourself. Hope all goes well

Natalie - posted on 10/18/2009

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Women who have endometriosis and pcos can have children. I have PCOS and endo, and I have two children. However, I did have six miscarriages. Both issues pose their own serious obstacles to conceiving and carrying to term. Seeing a reproductive endocrinologist is key.

Stacy - posted on 10/18/2009

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I have Endometriosis, had surgery, was a stag 4 of 5. They told me if I didnt get pregnant in 6 months my chances of having children were over. Two years later I got pregnant and my endo is much better! Pregnancy actually helps it for some. Stay positive!

Gail - posted on 10/18/2009

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My mother had it and she has 6 children which 5 of us are girls and we all have it and we have children.

I found out that i had it while i was pregnant with twins and than i had a miscarrage as the doctor's told me but 7mths later i was still pregnant with 1 of the twins and the explanation they gave me was they couldn't see a heart beat when they did the altrasound afterwards.

I had a daughter who is 17 and has now been diagnosed with it and they told her if she had any chance of having children she should start trying now and 3mths later she is pregnant.

I had a son after i had her who is now 14 but doctor's told me i wouldn't have anymore children after my daughter because i had polycystic ovaries disease, endometriosis and PCOS and it was the worse case they had ever seen in a 20yr old woman but i prooved them wrong but latter at the age of 27 i had to have a hysterectomy due the countless heavy bleeding and pains each month.

During my pregnancy with my son i was told he would be early or i could misscarry due to early dialation and his head being engaged but he held onto the exact due date due to me taking it easy and resting and having my partner and friends help me with alot of the house work.

So now that your pregnant rest and get help with the heavy household duties and hopfully you'll be holding a beautiful baby soon and for trying for another baby afterwards my advice would be not to wait to long in between as it may be harder to fall pregnant again if you do. Good Luck

Adell - posted on 10/18/2009

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I've never heard that a woman with endometriosis cannot have children. My good friend comes from a family of women who've all had PCOS, or endometriosis, or both. They've all been able to have children. That does not mean it was easy for any of them. My friend's mom had two children, both of them conceived after she had a DNC.Her aunt also had children after DNC.



I have PCOS, but not endometriosis that I know of. My first pregnancy was easy as pie and not exactly planned. I didn't even know I had PCOS at the time. My second pregnancy was not so easy. After trying unsuccessfully for 11 months, my doctor put me on Clomid and Progesterone. The second month on Clomid and I was pregnant. So far, no problems other than gestational diabetes.



The only women I know who had miscarriages, had a healthy baby after the miscarriage. I hope this is the case for you as well. However, if you do miscarry again, do some research on DNC and see if that procedure would help you as it has helped the women in my friend's family. I understand how difficult it is to have PCOS. Just know you are not alone in this syndrome, it is the number one cause of infertility among women in the U.S. and many of them are able to have healthy babies. I am proof of that because I already have one healthy child. I wish you the best!

Michelle - posted on 10/18/2009

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I have PCOS and i didn't find out i had it until a few months ago, but i have two wonderful girls age 3 and a 4 soon to be 5yr old, i hope all goes well for you

Tiffany - posted on 10/18/2009

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I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 25 and then diabetes at the age of 31. I became pregnant with my son when I was 34 and he will be 2 on the 6th of November. Get lots of rest, watch your carb intake and drink lots of water. My son was delivered via c-section at 38 weeks because of my diabetes, but he is perfectly healthy!

Christine - posted on 10/18/2009

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I had endometriosis and cancer in my cervics, I have a beautiful son, it was a rough pregnancy though I had 4 miscarriages before him and one after, my advice is to rest as much as possible, I was on breathine through most of my pregnancy to stop the contractions. But hang in there it's not hopeless just a little more difficult. Also, make sure you are taking you vitamins. The funny thing is when your pregnant the endometriosis doesn't seem to bother you as much. I have since had to have a hystercotmy, but I do have a son, he's my angel, they told me I wouldn't be able to either, and I met my obgyn and she said there are diffrent things to try so hang in there, and best of luck with your current pregnancy, avoid stress. Good Luck

Esther - posted on 10/18/2009

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Have hope! I was diagnosed with PCOS - and after my first, I became totally regular - obviously a mild case since I spend so many years on the pill, but since then I've had another child and am still ovulating like clockwork. Everyone's body is different, and we were prepared for the worst, but were pleasantly surprised. Stay hopeful!!!

Victoria - posted on 10/18/2009

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I had 2 miscarriages before I had me son. I had been trying for 8 yrs and I had gave up if it is meant to be the it will happen good lucky sweetie I hope you get what you want..

Michelle - posted on 10/18/2009

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I dont know about the polycystic ovaries disease and PCOS, but I had endometriosis and my doctor had asked me if I was going to have another baby, because being pregnant might get ride of it because you are not producing estrogen which fuels endometriosis. I was not going to have anymore kids so I tried shots to put my body through menopause, that didnt work, so my doctor said that I had to have a hysterectomy. I have felt better ever since. Sorry if I didnt help.

Tina - posted on 10/18/2009

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Do not always believe what the doctor's tell you. I was diagnosed with endometriosis over 10 years ago and I was told by a specialist that I would never be able to get pregnant or carry a child but I have proved every one of them wrong. I had miscarriage after trying to conceive naturally but then it took me 6 1/2 years to get pregnant by invitro fertilization. I had some complications, I had placenta previa and delivered 2 months early but I have a beautiful healthy daughter who is now 2 1/2 years old. Accunpuncture was a part of my treatment which really helped and as long as you are persistant and believe in yourself don't ever think it will never happen. Unfortunately because my endo was so severe, 9 months after having my daughter I had to get a hysterectomy @ the age of 32...I wanted more children but have frozen embryos which can be used with a surrogate if I chose to go that route. Everyone's road is different in what they need to experience and I wish you all the luck in the world and I pray for your success.

Kayren - posted on 10/18/2009

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Hi there. I have had a very long history of endo, was told i would never have children, but I have 3 now all natural conception. It is very possible to have children, it is just a bit harder to do so. best wishes and good luck xx

Samantha - posted on 10/18/2009

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My mother was diagnosised with severe endometriosis after having my sister and went through several surgeries. Eventually she was told that she wouldn't be able to have anymore children so my parents gave up trying. One day she went to the doctor because she wasn't feeling well. He took one look at her and said it's because your pregnant. She had a perfectly healthy pregnancy. The only thing was that because she was so irregular they couldn't pinpoint a due date. The doctor told her that I could be born any day starting sometime in April and I wasn't born until June! Of course, that was 1980 and things have come a long way since then!

Tyon - posted on 10/18/2009

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I had a really bad experience back in 06. I was in terrible pain and blacking out. I finally decided o get up and go to the hospital. I had been having the symptoms for weeks. I had so muchinfection inside me that I was told if I had let it go on any longer I would have died. I dont know why I started having those symptoms all at once like that, but I'm glad to still be alive I am only 38 years old 36 when all of this took place. So it is very serious condition and people should know that.

Sue - posted on 10/18/2009

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30 Years ago I had endometriosis so bad that I had surgery and they removed 1 ovary and 2/3 of another. He had left the sliver of ovary in since I did not have children at the time and had been trying for 7 years. 1 month later I went for my check up and the Dr. said that chances were very very slim that I would be able to have children. 1 week later I found that I was actually pregnant when he told me that. I have 2 grown miracle children. The endometriosis eventually spread so badly I had a hysterectomy. I pray all goes well.. Waiting for a child when you are thinking you may never have one is a really difficult spot.. take care

Tyon - posted on 10/18/2009

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I had endometriosis back in 2006. I had to have surgery and get partial hysterectomy. But I do know someone who has had the diagosis for a really long time and was told that she would never have children. She now has two. So you just stop claiming what the Dr. is telling you and go to God he's the only one who can help you. Believe and recieve him girl.

Pam - posted on 10/18/2009

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it is a horrible thing I know I have both like you. my first child was okay but when i tried for the second I miscarried and then couldn't get pregnant. To cut a long story short i ended up on IVF and after 6 years with again miscarriages and failures finally fell pregnant. As you I had this fear I was going to loose the baby because of my past experiences and I was also very sick. But the little bugger inside was coming no matter what. You will be fine and i hope your bubs will be a little fighter like mine. i ended up having a beautiful boy and 17mths later along came another boy. Think positive and take care of yourself and baby and just take things slow. Your baby is more important at this stage than whether you have done all your housework for the day. Relax you'll be okay.

Kerry - posted on 10/18/2009

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Quoting Christina:

Dealing with Endometriosis and PCOS ** PLEASE READ

I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries disease, endometriosis and PCOS. I am now pregnant hoping that I do not miscarry again =( Any guidance. We have been trying to get pregnant and I have miscarried 1 time before. Dr's tell me woman that have endometriosis cannot have children. I would like to hear from woman who actually have gone through this not text book Dr's. We want 1 more baby!


Dear Chrintina, I have had 6 surgery for endometriosis and a stot of radiantion for a divided walled cyst. I have 3 children. You can have this baby and many more its up God. Please don't let this Doctor. I was told at age 18 that I couldn't have any children. That Doctor was wrong. Good Luck abd take care. Kerry Neiswonger PS I have had other stories about my pregnances that I could tell you and all of them turned out.

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I also had endometriosis and was diagnosed with PCOS and after 1 miscarriage was able to have 2 beautiful little girls without complications. Some symptoms (not all) returned after each pregnancy but overall I feel SO MUCH better than I did before having my girls. Good luck!!

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Quoting Christina:

Dealing with Endometriosis and PCOS ** PLEASE READ

I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries disease, endometriosis and PCOS. I am now pregnant hoping that I do not miscarry again =( Any guidance. We have been trying to get pregnant and I have miscarried 1 time before. Dr's tell me woman that have endometriosis cannot have children. I would like to hear from woman who actually have gone through this not text book Dr's. We want 1 more baby!



I don't have PCOS, but I do have endo.  I had my first daughter at 26 yrs of age with no problem getting pregnant.  I did not know I had endo until I was about 36yrs old.  I had remarried and we were had not gotten pregnant in 5 years so I had some infertility testing done. Prior to the testing I did have a laparascopic endometriosis lesion removal, the surgeon removed some adhesions off of one of my ovaries and fallopian tubes and elsewhere.  When we had the infertility testing done we were told that with my hormone levels and my advance age that we had about a 3% chance of conceiving naturally.  Well, we both gave up on the idea thinking that it just wasn't meant to be and sure enough about 8 months after I had that surgery I was surprised to find out that I was pregnant.  The infertility clinic didn't seem to think that even if I did get pregnant that I may not be able to carry to full term, but I had no difficulties and  we had another beautiful healthy full-term baby girl with no hormones or medications needed to carry to term.  I was 40 years old at the time that I got pregnant with my second daughter.  I guess the moral of my story is to not always believe everything the doctors tell you especially when it comes to fertility.  I have heard so many stories from women who were told that they could never had babies and they actually did with no complications!  Best of luck to you.

Angela - posted on 10/18/2009

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Hey there Keep smiling and taking good care of you and that baby! I had both I was told at 26 to have a hysterectomy b/c I would not carry a child to term. I have two beautiful little girls. After many many years of surgeries and fertility (very low dose) drugs I got pregnant. I was high risk with both girls but everything went well for the most part. After my first baby the doctor told me it would be very difficult to have another but that we would try eventually. Apparently there is a window after your first is born. I went for check up about two years after my first born and the doc told me it is now or never we have about a 6 month window. Best part was I was already pergnant and did not know it yet. Miracle number two!!! Keep the faith, it can be done and you can do it!!! With a little help:-)

DEBRA - posted on 10/17/2009

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i was told at the age of 20 that i would not be able to have children due to endometriosis and pcos!my only option was to try fertility drugs!being so young i decided i needed time to contemplate the future as i was only just married.low and behold i conceived naturally in the same year and gave birth to a healthy daughter!when she was 19mnths old i miscarried my 2nd pregnancy,but promptly fell pregnant straight after and gave birth to a nearly 9lb son!3 years later an ectopic pregnancy,which obviosly didnt succeed.i was told at the age of 26 that i would need a histerectomy because of my condition and the amount of pain i was in but refused!3 yrs later i had a beautiful little girl!another 3 yrs later i miscarried again but have had 2 more successful pregnancies since then 5 yrs apart!altho i have suffered 3 miscarriages,i also have given birth to 5 healthy children,not bad for some1 who cldnt have children!i finally agreed to have the hister 20yrs after 1st being told i should have it,best thing i ever did,and was at peace with that decision as i had no wish to have more children.so....being told you cant conceive is not necessary true,every womans case is different depending on severity but for me was not at all impossible!

Amy - posted on 10/17/2009

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BTW: I got diagnosed with endometriosis in 1998. My daughter was born in 1999, and my son in 2004. I also got diagnosed with early cervical cancer in 2000. So, there is still quite a bit of hope for you.

Amy - posted on 10/17/2009

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I have endometriosis and have 2 children, so I feel your pain. I was never told that women such as us could not have children, but since I have 2, that is obviously not the hard and fast rule. I may be the exception, though, but I can't be the only one. Niether of my pregnancies were difficult, nor were the deliveries. In fact, my daughter (my oldest child) was born after only 3 and 1/2 hours of labor with no drugs because nothing works fast enough (bull$#!t. their's always time for drugs!). So, yes, it is definately possible for a woman with endometriosis to have children. Like you, I too lost a baby before my first. But, in my case, it was an ectopic pregnancy in my left tube.

Paula - posted on 10/17/2009

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Hi Christina, Sorry to hear what you have been through. I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 18 and was also told that I would never have children. I started having regular operations yearly, and when I was 25 I fell pregnant. Unfortunately this pregnancy was ectopic and I lost it. I fell pregnant 2 years later. We tried on our own for about 22 months, and then I went on a medication called clomid which makes you ovulate from both sides each month increasing the chances. On this medication my doctor taught me how to monitor and pinpoint exactly when I ovulated. Two months later I was pregnant and all was ok. I had a healthy baby girl when I was 28 and went on to have a boy when I was 30 with no help at all. I have heard many stories from women who were told they would never conceive and they now have children. I was also told from my doctor that all women (with or without medical conditions) miscarry on average 1 in 4 pregnancies. Be positive, and look after yourself. I wish you all the best and hope this pregnancy goes well. :) But clearly doctors have it wrong.

Sherri - posted on 10/17/2009

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I was told i would never have kids because of the severity of my endo and cysts. However, we had two great pregnancies. Getting pregnant may be difficult, however pregnancy is a temporary cure for endo. This is because you do not menstruate during pregnancy (normally) thus the endo actually gets better rather than worse. In some women after pregnancy their endo may get better, in some cases like mine it got worse, but i dint have any problems during my pregnancy with that, or miscarrying. If you have concerns tlka to your doctor. But mine were healthy, and congrats to you!!! Don't stress, stress is bad for the baby!

Sunshine - posted on 10/17/2009

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I have endo. too, diagnosed our 3rd month of marriage -the doctor put me on the pill & said as soon as we were ready, go off for 1 month & you'll get pregnant -we did & I now have 5 children, after #5 I had trouble with my uterus and opted to have it removed.



Good luck!

Shana - posted on 10/17/2009

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I have endometriosis too but my doctor said there is still a 30%-40% to get pregnant. However I do have two children already and don't plan to have any more. I would recommend you search endometriosis online. There is a website for this condition, it may give you a little hope in having a baby. Also don't listen to all the negative stuff people or doctors say if its meant for you to have a baby it will happen( Which may not be at your own time:)

Angel-Louise - posted on 10/17/2009

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Hi I don't know how much help this will be but hopefully it'll give you some hope. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was younger and after miscarrying several times the doctors told me that I would never have children but I am about to give birth to a little boy in 5 weeks time after a long time. Just take care of yourself hun and try not to stress to much. Good luck x

Ansie - posted on 10/17/2009

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Hi Christina - I am not gonna go into too much details - all I want to say is.....if I look at my two beautifull daughters 10 and 16 and think back on all the things that was wrong with me (severe endo, cyst on 1 ovary and serious damage to the other ovary) , I am positive that you will have your baby!!! SPEAK LIFE!!! Refrain from any negative thoughts about this pregnancy - YOU BELIEVE THAT ALL WILL BE FINE!! In the end everything happens for a reason!! Good Luck and God Bless!!

Kelly - posted on 10/17/2009

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I have had 2 children born since being diagnosed with endometreosis..and my kids godmother also has 2 boys . I did lose my daughter Kassie in 91 but it wasn't from the "tumor" growing with her it was anencephaly.. so keep the faith babygirl and pray . God works miracles every day and if this is the plan he has for you no Dr can change it. I had yet another laproscopy in 00 to once again clear up the endo.. and so far no more pain. I did get hooked on pain pills for a short while though so be careful. I know lots of women who have as it IS painful. But girl I just asked God to take care of all this and I am almost 10 yrs off pain pills and no more pain. So the Dr who said you can not have children needs to go back to school. I was told having babies may help with the endometreosis haha.. good luck and God bless!

Tristan - posted on 10/17/2009

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I have endo. & they NOT only told me I wouldn't be likely to have children but they also said if I wanted them I was going to have to have their help getting pregnant. & they were not ONLY really wrong for saying that ( because its destructive to a women's mental health to tell them what they can and cant do!) but I got pregnant shortly after having the surgery for endo. but I hadn't had a period in so long from the meds I was on, I had no idea I was pregnant, I kept returning to the Dr. saying something doesn't feel right, whats wrong with me? & they said 3 TIMES nothing is wrong your fine, seriously!!, this gynecologist told me 3 different times nope everything is normal. Finally I was throwing up so bad I couldn't even hold down water, on the 8th day of excessive vomiting I went into the ER where they did a blood test and told me your pregnant!! so if you can gather anything from this story, let it be to trust your own instincts, give your self positive energy, and don't give up.

Donna - posted on 10/17/2009

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I'd like to offer you this. I had both PCOS and Endometriosis. I say had because I had a complete hysterectomy. But that was just a few years ago. I am now 41 years old and have 3 wonderful Boys....although it did take me sometime to get pregnant with each one and had difficulties in carrying all three I did carry they all to term. My prayers are with you it will not be an easy road. Although they say you will not have pain when you are pregnant because the endo doesn't grow then, it does still hurt. Good luck..I hope all works out for you....

Angela - posted on 10/17/2009

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I am the mother of two and was diagnosed in 2004 with Endometriosis. My daughter was born in 2002. I also have a lot of other health problems and, therefore, I consider my children to be my miracles. I live with the pain everyday and knowing that my OB/GYN refuses to do a hysterectomy on me (I am 34 years old) because she still says I am too young. I had my tubes tied in 2002 after the birth of my daughter. I really wish there were some other meds I could take for this pain. My biological mother died in 1995 of Ovarian Cancer at the age of 39.

Elly - posted on 10/17/2009

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I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 1984. I had a couple surgeries from a Dr. that did more damage than good. In 1984 there was very few meds or Dr.'s that knew enough about it to treat you right. I found a great Dr. but by then there was so much scarring and pretty much no chance of getting pregnant. I have two beautiful kids that I adopted and wouldn't trade them for the world. I am just glad that there are so many more medical options with endometriosis now and good Dr.'s out there. If anyone has questions about their Dr. make sure you go on to another. ALWAYS GET A SECOND OPINION BEFORE YOU LET THEM CUT INTO YOU!!!!!!! Good luck and love those kids! Elly

Linda Sue - posted on 10/17/2009

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My first pregnancy was etopic (in the tube) and major surgery, then two months later I was pregnant again, but I had cervical cancer. My first birth delivered went fine, my daughter and six weeks later we did a cone biopsy for the cancer. Six months later I got pregnant again. Another sucessful delivery, my son. Two year after that, after the doctor tied my tube he said I had endometriosis. The cancer has never returned, I had two healthy babies and doctors do not know what god has in store for you. Hope it all works out keep the faith.

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